The University of Newcastle, Australia

NHMRC funding success 2016

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Professor Adam McCluskey has been awarded more than $1,193,000 in NHMRC Project Grant funding commencing in 2016 for his research project A new approach to treating intractable epilepsy.

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About the project

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders; it affects 1% of the world's population, yet about 1 in 3 patients fail to achieve seizure control with current drugs.  We will improve the properties of small molecules (drugs) that specifically target the GTPase activity of the enzyme dynamin, to reduce seizure effect in the brain by a novel mechanism.  We will optimize and pre-clinically test these future chemical entities as potential anti-epileptic drugs.

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